Sunday, July 3, 2016

French 1st Hussars for 1799 Project

After having seen four out of the last five units pushed across the painting desk in the 25/28mm category, activity returns to 15/18mm figures generally and the 1799 project specifically.
Figures are French hussars from Lancashire Games' 15mm French Revolutionary Range.  These troopers are kitted out as the 1st Hussar Regiment in their light blue dolman, pelisse, and breeches.  Wearing a mirliton wrapped in red flambe with red over green plume plume,  these sharply dressed troopers are ready to impress.
As other Lancashire 15mm figures, the cavalry contain only a single pose and no command.  I wonder if command will be forthcoming?  Command would be a welcome addition although too late for these fine chaps.  Besides lack of cavalry command, one other minor complaint is the trooper's base.  Base is very narrow making standing upright until the glue sets a precarious proposition.  In the end, all is well and these fine fellows await their first battle.
Soon to join the French hussars for the project will be a third regiment of Austrian dragoons in bicorne.

24 comments:

  1. Nice work Jonathan. I do like that Lancashire Revolutionary range. I'm looking forward to the Allan's Napoleon in Egypt range too!

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    1. Thank you, Nathan! I look forward to the Napoleon in Egypt range too. I bet I can find a few codes I can use in my project.

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  2. You made these stand out well, hope they do some command for you for future units

    Ian

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    1. Thank you, Ian! Very good to see you stopping by for a visit. No command figures is strange, I admit. Very tempted to add AB command but no action yet.

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  3. No command (strange!) but they look great and very motivated!

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    1. Always appreciate your encouragement, Michal!

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  5. They look rather nice, Jonathan!!

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    1. Thanks, Ray! Say, when will we see action on your painting desk?

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  6. Nice work Jonathon. I recently finished this regiment in 28mm for the Seven Years War. A fine unit with a proud history.
    Peter

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    1. Thank you, Peter! Fine unit with proud history, for sure! The SYW 1st in 28mm would be a lovely sight.

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  7. I do love your French Revolutionary Wars project, Jon, and these handsome Hussars in mirleton should be the darlings of the Directory!

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    1. Thanks, Peter! The project is "growing" on me too!

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  8. Wonderful looking regiment Jonathan!

    Christopher

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  9. Great! The browns of the horses and the blues of the riders are a stark difference but it works. Also, a fair bit of detail for a smaller figure

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    1. David! Very good to see you back! Appreciate your comments.

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  10. Lovely looking figures as always, a nice restrained colour scheme for hussars.
    Best Iain

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  11. A colorful and well painted group.

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  12. Great looking Hussars, Jonathan. Mirlitons are way cool!

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